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i·so·cy·a·nate

 (ī′sō-sī′ə-nāt′, -nət)
n.
1. A chemical group, NCO.
2. A salt, ester, or anion of isocyanic acid.
3. Any of various compounds that contain an isocyanate group, NCO. Isocyanates are used mainly in production of polyurethane and can cause respiratory disorders, especially asthma, if inhaled.

isocyanate

(ˌaɪsəʊˈsaɪəneɪt)
n
(Chemistry) chem any of various compounds containing the univalent radical -N=C=O

i•so•cy•a•nate

(ˌaɪ səˈsaɪ əˌneɪt)

n.
a salt or ester of an unstable acid, CHNO, tautomeric with cyanic acid.
[1870–75; isocyan(ic acid) (see iso-, cyanic acid) + -ate2]
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Noun1.isocyanate - a salt or ester of isocyanic acid
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, celebrated the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants - an isocyanates section currently producing crude quantities of toluene di isocyanate (TDI) and other specialty chemicals.
ARAB NEWS Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the Dow Chemical Company, recently celebrated the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants - an isocyanates section currently producing crude quantities of toluene di isocyanate (TDI) and other specialty chemicals.
From application and drying, to physical properties and finished appearance, this product will be well suited to customers who do not or cannot use isocyanates in their process," said David Calabra, global product director, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes.
The financing contract for the first phase of the isocyanates complex in the Petrochemical Special Economic Zone, southwest of Iran, became effective in 2002 and was formally inaugurated by Iran's oil minister in 2008.
The product, which helps make floor and wall coatings more adhesive and durable, is a substitute for conventional polyurethanes that are manufactured with toxic isocyanates, which can cause respiratory problems, Industrial Finishes said in a statement.
This generalization is usually observed in 4,4'-diphenyl methane diisocyanate (MDI), but does not necessarily hold true for the less structured toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and similar isocyanates (Fig.
The company will serve as Vencorex's new distributor for Central Eastern Europe for its Tolonate[TM] and Easaqua[TM] ranges of aliphatic isocyanates, used in polyurethane applications.
USPRwire, Tue Jan 13 2015] Isocyanates are highly reactive chemicals that are used to manufacture polyurethanes, which are used in various industrial and commercial sectors.
A 43-year-old male with 30 years history of exposure to isocyanates was admitted with the complaint of sputum cough progressive dyspnoea and weight loss.
The new plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Caojing will be adjacent to the existing integrated isocyanates complex.
The new MDI plant is planned at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Caojing, adjacent to the existing integrated isocyanates complex.
Isocyanates are essential raw materials for the production of FPF products.